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ERIC Number: EJ830925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
A Task-Based Approach to the Development of the Oral Skills of International Law Students
Mann, George
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v11 n2 p217-234 Jul 2006
This article provides an account of a study which set out to explore methodological issues associated with the development of oral skills on a Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. The study involved overseas law students who were exposed to traditional teaching approaches involving teacher-led drills and exercises and to a task-based approach which placed an emphasis on message conveyance and learner-owned language. The study indicates that in the short term overseas students may benefit most from approaches--essentially teacher-led--that clearly connect with previous learning and teaching experiences, but that a task-based approach may be capable of providing learners with greater long-term benefits in terms of language skills. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Bristol)